Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Explore vibrant North Beach with Rick Evans during a two-hour walk through this neighborhood with a colorful past, where food, culture, history and unexpected views all intersect in an Italian “urban village.” In addition to learning about Beat generation hangouts, you’ll discover authentic Italian cathedrals and coffee shops.
Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University; Author, Payoff: The Hidden Logic that Shapes Our Motivations; Twitter @danariely Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SAP—Moderator
Every day we work hard to motivate coworkers, friends, family members and, most important, ourselves. Some people believe in positive reinforcement or financial incentives, others in tough love. But what works best? Read more »
Saul Friedländer, Historian; Professor, UCLA, Author, When Memory Comes and Where Memory Leads: My Life
In conversation with Stephen Pearce, Ph.D., Senior Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco
This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.Read more »
C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Twitter @cwnevius Daniel Borenstein, Columnist and Editorial Writer, East Bay Times; Twitter @borensteindan Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; "Token Conservative" Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter @debrajsaunders
It will be one day before the big election day; most of you will have already voted and are now biting your nails for the final outcome. Read more »
John Gunn has been described as the Warren Buffet of the Bay Area. The extraordinarily successful firm of Dodge & Cox has had terrific investment performance, typically shuns publicity, and holds more than $270 billion in assets.
What lessons did Gunn learn managing this remarkable growth? What do we need to keep in mind? It is a rare treat that John has agreed to be in conversation with Bruce Raabe, a member of the Club’s Board of Governors and the president of Relevant Wealth Advisors. Read more »
Melissa DuMond, Director of Planning and Integration, California High-Speed Rail Authority Leyla Hedayat, Project Manager, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Jessica Zenk, Associate Transportation Specialist, City of San Jose Read more »
Gloria Bruce, Executive Director, East Bay Housing Organizations Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President for Economic Opportunity and Markets, Ford Foundation Tomiquia Moss, Chief of Staff, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Tony Salazar, President, West Coast Operations, McCormack Baron Salazar Joshua Johnson, Creator/Host, "Truth Be Told," KQED Radio; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism—Moderator Read more »